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Date of Birth: May 14, 1942
Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut
Home Address: 455 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
Home Telephone: (212) 980-7187
Office Address: Department of Ophthalmology

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

310 East 14th Street

New York, NY 10003
Office Telephone: (212) 673-5140
Office Fax: (212) 420-8743


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology 1977

Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery 1985
Institution Location Dates Appointment

New York Medical Valhalla, NY 2009- Professor of Ophthalmology

NY Eye & Ear New York, NY 2007- Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished

Infirmary Chair in Ophthalmology

Zhonghshan Ophth Ctr China 2012- Honorary Professor, State Key Laboratory

Sun Yat Sen University in Ophthalmology
Hong Kong University Hong Kong, PRC 2008- Honorary Professor, Dept Anatomy
Mount Sinai School New York, NY 2005- Adjunct Professor

of Medicine
Singapore Eye Singapore 1997- Adjunct Senior Scientist

Research Institute
Manhattan Eye, Ear New York, NY 1988- Consultant

& Throat Hospital
NY Medical College Valhalla, NY 1983-2009 Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
NY Eye & Ear New York, NY 1983- Chief, Glaucoma Service

Infirmary 1991- Surgeon Director
Beth Israel Med Ctr New York, NY 1989- Attending

1977-1978 Director, Glaucoma Clinic
Mt Sinai Sch Med New York, NY July 1980 - Dec 1982 Assoc Prof

July 1978 - June 1980 Asst Prof

July 1977 - June 1978 Instructor

July 1977 - June 1978 NIH Fellow

July 1976 - June 1977 Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Fdn

July 1975 - June 1976 Chief Resident

July 1973 - June 1975 Resident
City Hosp Ctr Queens, NY July 1981 - Dec 1982 Director

at Elmhurst July 1979 - June 1981Acting Director, Dept Ophthalmology

July 1976 - June 1978 Asst Clinical Ophthalmologist

July 1978 - Dec 1982 Director, Glaucoma Service
VA Hospital Bronx, NY July 1977 - Dec 1982 Consultant Ophthalmologist
St Vincent's Med Ctr New York, NY July 1972 - June 1973 Intern
Rice University Houston, Tex 1967-1968 Lab Instructor, Biology
Harvard University Cambridge, MA 1966-1967 Lab Instructor, Biology

College, Graduate Schools
Harvard College Cambridge, Mass 1960-1967 B.A. cum Laude M.A.

Harvard College Honorary Scholarship

1965-1967 NSF predoctoral Fellowship

Rice University Houston, Texas 1967-1968 Harvard Traveling Research Fellowship

Albert Einstein Col Med Bronx, NY July 1968- June 1972 M.D.

1976-1977 Steven M Podos, MD Heed Ophthalmic Fellow

1976-1978 Steven M Podos, MD NIH - National Eye Inst.


NEW YORK - 116599 1973

TEXAS - E7250 1975

NEW JERSEY - 30929 1975

CONNECTICUT - 03334 1993


Harvard College Honorary Scholarship 1964

NSF Summer Research Program 1964

BA Cum Laude 1964

NSF Predoctoral Fellowship 1965-1967

Harvard Traveling Fellowship 1967-1968

Distinguished Service Award, International Center in N.Y. 1981

Honorary Member, Philippine Soc Ophthalmol 1981

Honorary Member, Louisiana-Mississippi O&O Society 1984

Founders Award, National Exhibits by Blind Artists 1985

Executive Director's Award, International Center in N.Y. 1985

Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 1985

Honorary Member, Thailand Ophthalmologic Society 1985

Honorary Member, Canadian Implant Society 1987

Listed, Who's Who in the World, Who’s Who in America 1987-present

1990 Special Honoree, The Glaucoma Foundation 1990

Excellence in Research Award, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary 1991

Listed, Best Doctors in America, Town & Country 1991

Listed, Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine 1991-present

Listed, Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White 1994-present

Listed, Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly Guide 1994-present

Knight of Grace, Sovereign Order of the Orthodox Knights Hospitaller 1994

of St. John of Jerusalem

Honorary member, Italian Assoc for the Study of Glaucoma 1995

Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 1995

Listed, 111 Best Ophthalmologists in America, Ophthalmology Times 1996

Ophthalmologist of the Year, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation 1996

Guest of Honor, New England Ophthalmologic Society 1997

Gold Medal of Merit and Honour of A. Anagnostakis and A. Trantas 1998

Greek Glaucoma Society

Commander of Grace and Lieutenant Knight Hospitaller of the

Sovereign Order of the Orthodox Knights Hospitaller 1998

of St. John of Jerusalem

Ophthalmology Times Achievement in Ophthalmology Award 1998

1998 Louis Rudin Award for Research in Glaucoma 1999

Honoree, Helen Keller Foundation 2000

Man of the Year, The Glaucoma Foundation 2000

Jesse H. Neal Award for Editorial Achievement 2000

John Kearny Rodgers Physician of the Year Award

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary 2005
Albion O. Bernstein, MD Award of the Medical Soc State of N.Y. 2006
American Academy Ophthalmology Lifetime Achievement Honor Award 2007
Leaders in Education in Ophthalmology (LEO award) Am Acad Ophthalmol 2007
Dean’s Distinguished Research Award, New York Medical College 2007
TKC Liu Memorial Award for Leadership in Ophthalmology, Hong Kong 2008
Glaucoma Foundation Award for Innovation and Excellence in Glaucoma. 2008
Ronald F. Lowe Gold Medal of the Australia-New Zealand Ophthalmol Soc 2008
Dominick Purpura Distinguished Alumnus Annual Award 2009

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
ARVO Distinguished Service Award 2009
ARVO Gold Fellow 2009
HRH Abdul Aziz Ahmad Al-Saud Prevention of Blindness Award 2010
Jose Rizal International Medal 2011
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award 2011
Revolution Award, Tunisia 2011
Lifetime Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection 2011
El-Maghraby International Award 2012
Elected to Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis 2012
Ahti Tarkkanen Medal of the Nordic Opthalmologic Congress 2012
Inaugural Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society International Award 2012
American Glaucoma Society Guest of Honor 2013
World Glaucoma Association Recognition Award 2013
Moacyr Alvaro Gold Medal 2014
Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of the Orthodox Knights 2014

Hospitaler of St. John of Jerusalem

1. Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Chairman, Distribution Advisory Subcommittee, 2000-2004

Chairman, Education Distribution Task Force, 2004-2006

Member, Committee on International Ophthalmology, 2001-4

Member, International Assistance Steering Committee, 2004-2006

International O.N.E. Review Panel 2008--

2. Fellow, American College of Surgeons

3. Fellow, International College of Surgeons

4. Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

5. Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Chairman, Program Committee, Section on Ophthalmology,1991-92

President, Section on Ophthalmology, 1993-1994
6. Fellow, American Society for Laser in Surgery and Medicine

Chairman, Ophthalmology section, 1991-1992
7. Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society

Co-Founder with Drs Francis L’Esperance and Raymond Harrison, 1981

Secretary-Treasurer, 1982-1998

President, 1998-2000

8. New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology

Recording Secretary, 1988-1990

Chairman, Program Committee, 1990-1991

President, 1991-1992

Executive Board, 1988-1998

9. Pan American Association of Ophthalmology

Board of Directors 2011-2013

10. American Medical Association
11. New York State Medical Society
12. New York County Medical Society

13. New York Glaucoma Society


President, 1991-1993
14. Society of Heed Fellows

Ophthalmologist of the Year, 1996

15. Manhattan Ophthalmological Society

16. New York Intra-ocular Lens Implant Society

17. Chinese American Ophthalmological Society

Membership Committee, 2002-

19. American Association for the Advancement of Science

20. American Society of Cell Biology

21. New York Academy of Sciences

22. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Member, 1976 -

Life Member, 1980 -

Program Committee, Glaucoma Section, 1991-1993

Chairman, Program Committee, Glaucoma Section, 1993-1994

Member, Board of Trustees, 2003-2008

Vice-President, 2007-2008

Member, International Committee, 2003-2009

Chairman, International Committee, 2007-2009

Member, Professional Development and Education Committee, 2005-2009

Member, Long Range Planning Committee, 2005-2008

Chairman, International Objectives Panel, 2003-2004

Member, SIG Working Group, 2005-2006

Member, New Ideas Task Force, 2003-2004

Organizing Chairman, Cross-Sectional Nanotechnology Group, 2007-

Founder, ARVO Host-a-Researcher Committee, 2005-

Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, 2007-2010

Founder, U.S.-Russia Ophthalmology Task Force, 2008-

Member, Developing Countries Working Group, 2008-

Scientific Committee, Asia-ARVO, 2007-9

Gold Fellow, 2009

Co-chair, AFER Russia Task Force, 2009-

Conceptual Organizer, ARVO-Pfizer – 2009, 2011

23. International Society for Eye Research

24. American Ophthalmological Society

Program Committee, 2001-2004

Chairman, Program Committee, 2003-2004

25. Glaucoma Research Society

26. American Glaucoma Society

Member, Research Committee

27. American Telemedicine Association

Member, International Task Force

28. Lindberg Society

Co-Founder and President, 1998-

29. Chinese American Medical Society

30. World Glaucoma Association, 2002 –

Steering Committee

Chairman, Patient Groups and Foundations Liaison Committee

Co-Chair, World Glaucoma Day Committee, 2007-2009

Co-Chair, World Glaucoma Week Committee, 2010-

World Glaucoma Projects Committee

31. International Society for Imaging in the Eye, 2002-

Board of Governors

32. Curran Society

Co-Founder 2002

33. International Council of Ophthalmology

Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors, 2002-2009

Chairman, Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors, 2009-2013

Subspecialty Membership Criteria Committee, 2004-2008

Clinical Guidelines Committee, 2005-2012

Exploratory Task Force on Glaucoma, 2007-2012

Fellowship Committee, 2008-

Research Committee, 2009-2012

Education Committee, 2009-2012

Member, Board of Directors, 2009-

Society and Leadership Development Committee, 2013-

34. Independent Doctors of New York

35. International Society of Ocular Circulation and Oximetry

36. Southeast Asian Glaucoma Interest Group

Glaucoma Guidelines International Review Committee 2008 – 2012

37. Asian Angle-Closure Glaucoma Club

38. Sigma Xi

39. Von Graefe Society – Co-founder and President, 2008-

40. International Society for Self-Tonometry – Honorary Chairman 2008-

41. Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology, Advisor, 2009-

42. Middle East African Glaucoma Society, Advisor, 2009-

43. Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society 2012-

Board of Directors 2012-

44. Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis


1. Louisiana-Mississippi O & O Society

2. Thailand Ophthalmological Society

3. Philippine Ophthalmological Society

4. Canadian Implant Society

5. Italian Association for the Study of Glaucoma

6. Greek Glaucoma Society

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